Brian Chaney, of Farmington Hills, Mich., said a teacher consultant forced his 11-year-old son, Stone, to stand for the pledge late last week at East Middle School. Now both are facing disciplinary action for their actions.
A teacher was put on leave and is under investigation after he allegedly got physical with a student who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
"I'm going to say we're quite disappointed", Brian Chaney said at a board of education meeting this week. "I just feel like my rights were violated. So who knows what other teachers she's taught her way of thinking".
Stone said the next day, another teacher yelled at him for sitting down during the Pledge. "And those reasons are our right".
According to the school, they are investigating the incident while the teacher is out on suspension.
A sixth grade student claimed he was dragged from his desk by his teacher for sitting down during the pledge of allegiance during his first week of school.
"Very proud of my son".
"It's his choice to sit", Chaney said.
FOX 2 reached out to Farmington schools for a comment. "And they should respect that", and that they are think of moving out of ts school.
Heitsch said the district supports each student's right to decide whether to participate in the Pledge of Allegiance.
The superintendent of Stone's school district has also released a statement in response to the incident. "At this time, the District can not speculate about the outcome of the pending investigation", the statement read. If so, they have a much bigger problem on their hands.
Sixth-grader Stone Chaney had just started his first week at a new school when the alleged incident occurred on September 7, according to WDIV. "Nobody in MI, nobody all over the country", Stone said.
Stone is getting national attention for this, doing interviews all day long, and getting attention on social media.
Stoney Chaney said he hoped his story would get the attention of former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick. He will likely not be returning to the school.